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203 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
+1 831-475-4900
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07:00 - 02:00
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Novato, California
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279 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The place is well situated and the views are nice. In spite of being very busy, the wait service was as good as the food.

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Thank TheBlum
Chicago, Illinois
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256 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Capitola is a quaint little town near Santa Cruz. Zelda's has a great outdoor seating area and is the perfect spot to soak up the sunshine while you're grabbing a bite to eat or a cocktail. I don't normally order calamari, but the waitress told us that it was one of their best selling menu items. I understand why -... More 

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Thank casa1234
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143 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outside seating available. Nice views. The pokie was ok. Service was good. Nice place for a drink. They have happy hour specials mid afternoon during the week.

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Thank Visalia11
stevenage
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141 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for drinks on a sunny afternoon. Warm enough to sit out the back and enjoy the view. There is wifi and plenty of parking around this area. Staff were friendly enough and the food menu looks good with specials on most evenings.

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Thank Cheryl D
San Francisco, CA
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82 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Zelda's is a great place to eat outside on a warm summer day. Has a great view of the beach. Food consists of large salads, sandwiches and burgers. Plus they have a brunch on Sundays. Fun to sit outside to have a beer, wine or cocktail. Service can be slow, but with the view and the beach, who cares.

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Thank mjnishi
Morgan Hill, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

My wife and I both had the Shrimp Louie. Portion size is very good although the shrimps are small. The salad is very fresh and sufficiently varied. The thousand island dressing is thoughtfully served on the side. Both of us would have liked more croutons. Our waitress was very attentive and the service was fast despite the crowd. We will... More 

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Thank Ferdinand H
NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Went here because it was steps away from our motel and we were hungry but turned out to be a fantastic breakfast with a beautiful view. Will definitely stop here again when we are in the area. The huevos rancheros were so delicious !! Friendly staff too!!!

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Thank hippimama715
San Francisco, California, United States
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201 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

$15.95 lobster night Thursday!! It was fabulous!!! Friends had to have huge mud pie desert, it looked amazing but I had to abstain.

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Thank Lynne A
San Francisco Bay Area
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283 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Recently visited Zelda's again on a mid afternoon trip to Capitola. Your biggest challenge will be finding parking if things are busy at all in this kind of quiet beach town. Capitola is a wonderful beach town, a wonderful beach front, open beach area, mixed with surfing, nice working boardwalk and lots of restaurant hotel options. We've been to Zelda's... More 

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Thank kh57ca
Sunnyvale, California
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105 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This restaurant is located beach front, in the quaint town of Capitola. It has a very nice deck, with a beautiful view of the pier, cliff, and beach. The ocean waves are about 50 meters away.😁 A truly enjoyable location and view. The service is nice overall. But, it is on the slow side and unprofessional - young staff. The... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 02:00
Monday
07:00 - 02:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 02:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 02:00
Thursday
07:00 - 02:00
Friday
07:00 - 02:00
Saturday
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 203 Esplanade, Capitola, CA 95010-3225
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Capitola
  • Phone Number: +1 831-475-4900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?